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Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction, c1930

This is a frame blow-up showing the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction. The frame comes from an eight-minute black-and-white movie, 'Sydney Harbour Bridge: construction' showing the building of the Bridge from start to finish.

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Diagram of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This is a schematic cross-section diagram, drawn in 1953, of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It shows the two main sections of the Scheme: the Tumut and the Snowy-Murray Developments. The diagram outlines the two transmountain tunnel systems that divert water from the Snowy River and its tributary, the Eucumbene ...

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Road building, Canberra, 1927

This is a black-and-white photograph taken looking south along Mort Street, Braddon, a suburb of Canberra, in 1927. The surface of the road is being 'macadamised'. In the centre of the photo, steam can be seen rising from a steam roller, and in the background behind it can be seen the Civic Centre. On the left-hand side ...

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Surveying Snowy Mountains Scheme dam, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph of two men surveying the site of the Eucumbene Dam, a valley near Adaminaby, New South Wales. A surveyor is taking notes beside a tripod and theodolite (an instrument used by a surveyor to measure angles), while another man is holding a stadia rod (a graduated vertical rod used to find ...

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Sustenance workers at bridge construction site, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph taken by C R Gotts most probably in the 1930s, showing a group of workers standing on the bridge they are building as part of a sustenance project for the unemployed during the Great Depression in Australia. The photograph measures 13.4 cm x 20.6 cm.

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Construction of streets in Canberra, 1928

This is a black-and-white photograph of streets being constructed with a T-intersection in Canberra. The worksite includes construction vehicles and temporary buildings. A man is walking on a section that appears to be pegged out for a footpath and ruts indicate that the street is already being used.

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Closing the arch, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1930

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in 1930, measuring 18.3 cm x 25.2 cm, of workers closing the arch in the centre of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales. Below, ferries are going to and from McMahons Point Wharf, where others are docked. Jetties, terraced houses and some other buildings can be seen among ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 1 of 9

This is a clip from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel, showing sections of the newly completed Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the British and Australian flags flying from its pylons. Taken from the water, the footage shows crowds standing under the Bridge and around the base of the pylons, waiting for the opening ceremony ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 2 of 9

This is a clip from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel, showing part of the opening ceremony for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It opens with an intertitle: 'Ceremony at the Dais - His Excellency the State Governor reads a message from His Majesty The King.' Standing behind a lectern draped with the Union Jack, Sir Phillip ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 3 of 9

This is a clip from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel, showing the controversial Premier of New South Wales, John (Jack) Lang, delivering part of the opening speech for the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the dais, surrounded by other officials and their wives. He later officially declared the Bridge open. The newsreel was ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 4 of 9

This clip is from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel, showing the disruption of the opening ceremony of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Francis de Groot. The clip opens with the Premier of New South Wales, John (Jack) Lang, concluding his opening speech from the dais before officially declaring the Bridge open. De Groot is ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 5 of 9

This clip from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel opens with confused scenes as Francis de Groot is taken away after disrupting the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Cinesound camera then quickly pans back to a scene of three men retying the ceremonial ribbon slashed by de Groot, before an intertitle announces: ...

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'Opening the Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1932' - part 6 of 9

This clip from a famous Cinesound Review newsreel shows the scenes immediately after the Premier of New South Wales, John (Jack) Lang, cut the ribbon across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, detonating a small charge that was the signal for the 21-gun salute. The clip cuts to three gunners firing an artillery gun from Bennelong ...

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Leslie Farey home movie - Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932: Official parade

This black-and-white silent clip shows the procession that was part of celebrations to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March 1932. The footage was shot from within the crowd by Melbournian Leslie Francis Farey as part of a home movie. It opens with shots of Farey's family making a roadside stop ...

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Across the Trans-Continental Railway, c1917: Laying the railway line

This silent black-and-white clip shows scenes from the construction of the Trans-Australian Railway between Port Augusta in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The opening scene of men unloading timber sleepers is followed by scenes of two men in a buggy driving alongside the railway track, of a steam engine ...

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Beth Murray: the people behind the Snowy Mountains Scheme

Help a young historian to make an exhibit celebrating 50 years since work started on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Explore a timeline describing how people conceived, planned and built the ambitious project. Sort photos into three categories: visionaries, planners and workers. Write headings and scene descriptions ...

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Global workplace: civil engineer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a civil engineer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for civil engineers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which ...